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The State government is urging drivers not to be complacent

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The state government has released a new campaign urging motorists across the state, including Hobsons Bay, to avoid complacency.

Last year, 58 per cent (128) of the road deaths in Victoria involved a common basic error like taking a corner too wide or a concentration lapse, opposed to high-risk behaviours like speeding.

The campaign is the result of data from the Transport Accident Commission which revealed the majority of deaths on Victorian roads were caused by simple mistakes, around 70% since 2017.

The latest campaign from the TAC will run across social media over the next month.

Roads and Road Safety Minister Ben Carrol said: “We know that all road deaths and injuries are avoidable, and it’s particularly tragic that small lapses in concentration are

responsible for so much community heartache every year.”

“Most Victorians do the right thing and don’t take risks when using the roads but if we can reduce the simple errors we are all susceptible to then we will see a rapid reduction in road trauma.

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